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Materials Chemistry

Research Areas

  • Surface Chemistry
  • Photonics
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Fuel cells
  • Polymers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Computational
  • Porous Materials


  • Nanoscience
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Materials for Energy Applications

Full description of the course work can be found at Materials Chemistry Site


Scott L. Anderson

Nanoscale surface chemistry, catalysis, nanoparticle mass spectrometry, high energy density nanoparticle fuels, development of new techniques for nanoscale surface analysis.

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Connor Bischak

Connor G. Bischak

Uncovering design principles for clean energy and healthcare materials through nanoscale observations

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John C. Conboy

Analysis of protein interactions at solid/liquid and liquid/liquid interfaces usingnonlinear optical spectroscopies and electrochemical methods.

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Aurora Clark

Aurora Clark

Molecular dynamics of complex solutions and interfaces for environmental and energy applications, applied mathematics and data science

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Michael Grünwald

Computer simulation and theory of the dynamics and interactions of nanoparticles: Self-assembly, structural transformations of nanocrystals, nanocrystal growth, rare events sampling methods.

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Joel Harris

Joel M. Harris

Spectroscopic characterization of interfacial structure and dynamics of molecules in porous materials. Development of nanostructured materials for plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy.

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Janis Louie

Discovery and development of transition metal-mediated reactions for the catalytic construction of structurally complex small molecules and polymeric materials.

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Shelley D. Minteer

Enzymatic bioelectrocatalysis, fuel cells, batteries, electrosynthesis.

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Valeria Molinero

Computer simulations and statistical mechanics methods to investigate disordered materials, from monatomic liquids to nanostructured polyelectrolyte membranes.

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Rodrigo Noriega

Investigating the connection between structure and function in complex macromolecular materials, with interests both in artificial macromolecules (synthetic polymers) and in biological ones (proteins, DNA).

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Jennifer S. Shumaker-Parry

Nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, plasmonics, interfacial chemical analysis, fabricated nanostructures, surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy and microscopy, plasmon-based optical antennas, surface enhanced spectroscopy.

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MingLee Tang

Ming Lee Tang

Designer Ligands for Functional Nanocrystals

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Henry White

Henry S. White


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Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

Solid-state synthesis of inorganic/organic nanostructures, morphological and structural characterization by Synchrotron and in-house spectroscopy techniques, nanofabrication processes for energy conversion, batteries, and electronics.

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Ilya Zharov

Nanoporous materials, functional organic and hybrid organic/inorganic materials, nanoparticles, surface chemistry, polymers, anti-cancer agents, self-assembly, molecular recognition

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Last Updated: 7/27/23